16th April

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1996 English Royalty Buckingham Palace announces that Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York have begun divorce proceedings.
1972 NASA - Apollo 16 launched Apollo 16 is launched.
1970 British politics Protestant right-winger Ian Paisley wins a seat in Northern Ireland's parliament.
1953 English Royalty Thousands welcome Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip when they arrive in Scotland to launch the new royal yacht, Britannia.
1928 Popes Pope Benedict XVI is born as Joseph Ratzinger.
1889 Charlie Chaplin is born Charlie Chaplin is born in south London.

 

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On This Day - 16th April